Dreaming of that one special vacation where sky’s the limit and all the best things in life are at the palm of your hands? A luxury vacation so awesome you never want to go back home? Well you might just experience this when you go to Greece. The country is known for topnotch holidays that include world-class tourist spots, first-class service, the most sumptuous food, and of course, spacious and elegant accommodation like hotels and private villas in Greece – all these will surely complete the holiday of your dreams.
Greece is quite a big country and in this article, we will guide you about the most recommended spots where you should spend your luxurious escape.
Curious where the rich and famous vacation in Greece? It’s in Spetses. This car-free naval island is home to grand mansions, cobbled streets, entertainment hubs, and commercial centers for shopping and indulgence. Go around on foot or ride a horse-drawn carriage to explore Spetses and its spots like 17th Century building House of Bouboulina, Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos, and the many beaches for some fun time under the sun like Ayia Marina, Zogeriá, and for watersports, Ayioi Anargyroi.
Off the coast of the Ionian Sea where the coziest and most comfortable and coziest Greek vacations happen courtesy of the villas in Zakynthos. In beautiful island, you can have a spacious and extravagant accommodation all to yourself, complete with a pool, a tennis court and a private chef plus a well-stocked pantry and bar if you feel like staying in. Tour around Zakynthos’ jaw-dropping spots via a sleek yacht and stop by the world-famous Shipwreck Beach, Blue Caves, and Turtle Island. Take things to the next level and ride a helicopter to check out the view from the top. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Experience the best of both worlds in Rhodes as this Aegean island is a melting pot of both traditional and modern highlights that will surely get you hooked. If you want a piece of history and a dose of blast from the past, visit Old Town where you will get do marvel on ancient medieval settlements, statues, mosques, and other awe-inspiring architecture. Up for a cosmopolitan affair? Head to the city of Mandraki for a day of sights at the imposing marina, culture at the National Theater, and food at the various restaurants and cafes. If you have a rented villa on this Greek island, allot a day to drop by other must-visit stops like the Colossus of Rhodes, Prasonissi Beach, and the Valley of the Butterflies.
This picturesque island is conveniently located only two hours away from the country’s capital Athens if you want to have a short and quiet time from the crowd but want quick access to the city. Home to quaint traditional villages, chic boutique hotels, and stone mansions, you will never run out of options on where to stay. Just like other luxury Greek islands, motor vehicles are prohibited in Hydra, so quiet and relaxion are instantly assured. To see more of this island, it’s recommended to take an island cruise or go beach hopping. If you’re up for some adventure, Hydra hosts great diving spots as well. A visit here is also not complete without trying out the local cuisine at the taverns and restaurants in Kaminia or Vlichos.
This guide is not complete without including probably the most popular of all the Greek islands — Santorini – as consistently been in every list of top luxury destinations all over the world. With majestic cliffside hotels, stylish boutiques, and magnificent villas, this Greek island paradise has got it all when it comes to topnotch vacations. Witness the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets as you cruise the clear waters of the Aegean aboard a yacht or take a peek at the local customs and traditions as you navigate around Oia and Fira’s white-washed villages and cobbled streets. End the day with a romantic dinner at of the restaurants with the view of the caldera or experience the fun nightlife that is uniquely Santorini at one of the bars in the city center.
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